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Donato Joins JAY Motorsports

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted February 4, 2013 at 8:00 pm Signing, U.S. F2000 National Championship

Brazilian Felipe Donato announced he will join JAY Motorsports for this week’s opening rounds of the 2013 USF2000 Winterfest at Sebring International Raceway.

The 18-year-old race driver will join previously-announced teammate Florian Latorre.

Here’s a bit of background on Donato from the release:

Donato, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, enters the USF2000-run Winterfest series with JAY Motorsports with a limited, albeit, successful racing background. First getting behind the wheel in 2008 via the Santa Catarina State Karting Championship, he was quick to showcase his talents. One year later he earned the runner-up spot in the series, and finished fifth in the Brazilian National championship. Donato continued his progression as a driver in 2010, moving up to fourth in the national series, while also capturing a win in the South American Karting Championship, and a scholarship up to the Formula Futuro Fiat championship. After making his junior formula car debut via a season of Formula Futuro Fiat action, the Brazilian competed in the Veloce Cup last season, scoring a win from the pole at Velopark, setting a new lap record in the process.

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